Borderline Personality Disorder

Margaret McClure’s Research Recognized at Personality Disorders Conference

Nearly three quarters of people diagnosed with the condition are female, but recent research suggests that there might be more men with the condition than reported. Dr. McClure’s research further corroborates those studies.

Margaret McClure’s Research Recognized at Personality Disorders Conference

Margaret McClure, PhD and assistant professor of psychology, recently impressed colleagues and experts in the field of clinical psychology at the 2015 meeting of the North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (NASSPD).

Dr. McClure presented her research on gender bias in borderline personality disorder (BPD) and was recognized for “Best Poster presentation.” The criteria for the award were best overall design and most significant contribution to the field. Her presentation was titled, “Gender differences in self-reported affective intensity, aggression, impulsivity, and childhood trauma in borderline personality disorder.”

The meeting of the NASSPD gives professionals in the field the opportunity to present the best evidenced-based practices in diagnosis and case formulation, become familiar with the most up-to-date information on personality disorder research, as well as the latest information on the biological basis of personality disorders.

Dr. McClure said, “This meeting is an opportunity for clinical scientists to come together to discuss advances in the understanding and treatment of personality disorders, which are frequently very distressing for patients but at the same time are quite difficult to treat effectively.”


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